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Physical, vocal displaying of teachers’, administrators’ opinions prove impermissible, distract from learning

When teachers vocally and physically show support for their political and social beliefs, it can distract from learning of students. Therefore, these behaviors should not be permitted in a school environment.

Lucy Arrow '21, Web Managing Editor

October 10, 2020

In an era with political and social movements taking place one after another, opinions flourish in a school like Staples. Activists are everywhere in Westport, most of which can be found in our school.  With the increasing prevalence of these issues in our world today, the subjects often come up in clas...

The Unitarian Church persists against violence and hatred

The Unitarian Church persists against violence and hatred

October 6, 2017

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 & Bailey Blaikie ’19 The Unitarian Church is displaying a “Black Lives Matter” banner for the third time after previous vandalizations on Aug. 23 and again on Sept. 24. The church is located on 10 Lyons Plains Road in Westport. The first banner that hung by the ...

Third Annual Teen Essay Contest Winners Announced

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager

May 18, 2016

Last night, May 16th 2016, the winners of the third annual TEAM Westport essay contest were announced at a reception inside the Westport Public Library’s McManus room. The competition, which is open to all ninth through twelfth graders who live in Westport or go to Westport schools, focuses on a spe...

Lost lives spark a new civil rights movement

In 2013 following the death of Joseph Paul Franklin, over 100 people marched to protest his death. By Fibonacci Blue, Wikimedia Commons

Caroline Lane, Opinion editor

June 1, 2015

Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray. These men were not only someone’s brother, son or father, but they symbolize the spark of a new Civil Rights movement. Think back to the 1960s where the minorities and disadvantaged were fighting for their rights. During this...

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